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Schools and Colleges across the country today organised a mass singing of National Anthem as part of the fortnight long celebrations Sattar saal Azadi- Yaad Karo Kurbani. Today is the last day of programme, which was started on 9th of this month.The programme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the birthplace of freedom fighter Chandra Shekhar Azad at Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh to mark 70 years of Independence and 74 years of Quit India Movement. The aim of the programme is to re-instill the spirit of freedom struggle and national movement among the younger generation


India has won the four-match test series against West Indies 2-0.Fourth test in Port of Spain was called off due to rain.Pakistan has now gained number one position (111 -points) in ICC Test rankingsdisplacing India(110-points)


Maharashtra Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop 10 airports atShirdi, Amravati, Gondia, Nashik, Jalgaon, Nanded, Solapur, Kolhapur, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.It is a part of the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme.Centre will provide funds and also assist the Maharashtra Government in developingessential infrastructure for developing these airports


Telangana government has proposed a draft notification to create 17 new districts in the state.The existing 10 districts will be reorganised on the basis of population and convenienceto people to reach the district headquarters with an aim for easier administration and better development.The 17 new districts will be called Acharya Jayashankar, Hanamkonda, Jagtial, Kamareddy, Komaram Bheem, Kothagudem, Mahabubabad, Malkajgiri, Nagarkurnool, Nirmal, Peddapally, Sangareddy, Shamshabad, Siddipet, Suryapet, Wanaparthy and Yadadri.



A Bronze statue of B R Ambedkar (350-feet tall) will be installed at the Ambedkar memorial at Indu Mill land in Mumbai.The statue will be called the ‘Statue of Equality‘.Earlier, Prime Minister  Modi had performed the “bhumi-pooja” of this memorial inOctober 2015.

PICNN3832Today, President Pranab Mukherjee has launched Kolkata Akashvani Kendra’s Moitree Service in Bangla for listeners in Bangladesh.It can be an important channel of communication between India and Bangladesh.The channel will cover whole Bangladesh and most of South East Asia